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Questions about DNS (Distant Network Service) and OTA stuff.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JLS24, Jan 2, 2006.

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  1. JLS24

    JLS24 New Member

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    Ok guys thanks for looking. Im thinking about going to D* but I have a few questions beofre I make the plunge. I dont receive any of my local channels through D*, but when I type in my address for DNS service these are the results.....


    Standard Distant Network Service

    Network Affiliate Channel Status
    ABC Eligible
    CBS WDTV 5 Grade B (moderate signal)
    FOX Eligible
    NBC WTAP 15 Grade A (strong signal)
    PBS Eligible

    Digital (HD) Distant Network Service

    Network Affiliate Status
    ABC Eligible
    CBS WDTV-DT Grade B (moderate signal)
    FOX Eligible
    NBC WTAP-DT Grade A (strong signal)


    Here are my question....Im wanting to be sure Im reading this right.....

    1. Will I have HD ABC and FOX (NY) stations through the D* HD receiver? If no please explain.

    2. Will I have standard ABC and FOX (NY) stations through the standard D* receivers? If no please explain.

    3.Reguarding the OTA antenna......what does it hook into....My TV?, or the D* receiver? What Im wanting to know is can 3 different standard receiver rooms be watching standard NBC or CBS OTA at the same time? Does a splitter need to go off the antenna? Also If my HDTV is only HD ready do I have to buy a HD tuner to use the antenna or does it go into the D* HD receiver?

    Sorry that 3rd question is complicated but I would appreciate any help. I get different answers from D* customer service. Thanks.
     
  2. Greg Bimson

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    As far as I can tell, the answers to 1) and 2) are yes, and yes. You will have to request them. I'll leave question three to the techies.
     
  3. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Godfather

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    The OTA antenna should connect to the back of the recievers. You will need to get the OTA antenna feed to all 3 rooms so a splitter will be required. Yes, all 3 rooms can watch different OTA channels at the same time. Now, the last part, I know E*s HD boxes have a built in OTA tuner, and I would be surprised if D* didn't include that feature. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will point it out.
     
  4. Crystal Pepsi Ball

    Crystal Pepsi Ball Godfather

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    West Valley...
    My D* H10 receiver has a built in tuner
     
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